Through a new project – GODAN Action – CTA and partners will build the capacity and diversity of open data users to tackle food security and nutrition challenges. Launched in June 2016, GODAN Action is a 3.5 year project which was conceived to enable data users, producers and intermediaries to engage effectively with open data and maximise its potential for impact in the agriculture and nutrition sectors. The initiative is doing this by building capacity of potential stakeholders to understand the potential of open data in these two fields and to engage with it practically.
Supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), GODAN Action is led by Wageningen UR–Alterra together with international partners with a strong agriculture, nutrition, data and ICT record including AgroKnow, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Land Portal, the Open Data Institute (ODI), AidData, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and CTA.
CTA has taken the lead in building the capacity and diversity of open data users.